Tara Lynn Masih

Fiction Writer

St Augustine, FL 32084

Author's Bio

Tara Lynn Masih received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She is author of the award-winning, bestselling YA novel My Real Name Is Hanna and editor of two ForeWord Books of the Year, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays. Her debut story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows, was a finalist in the National Best Books Awards. She is founding series editor for the annual Best Small Fictions. Tara has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, Night Train, The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been read on NPR and translated into dance. Tara was the assistant editor for STORIES literary magazine, a regular contributor to The Indian-American and Masala magazines, and was honored with a 2019 Inspirational Women in Literature Award from AITL Media.

Literary agent: 
Kerry D'Agostino, Curtis Brown Ltd.

Publications & Prizes

New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2018)
The Best Small Fictions 2015-17 (Braddock Avenue Books, 2017)
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (Pressgang, 2016)
Shale: Extreme Fiction for Extreme Conditions (Texture Press, 2015)
Flash Fiction Funny (Blue Light Press, 2013)
Stripped (philadelphia stories, 2012)
Brevity & Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories (Rose Metal Press, 2006)
Hacks: 10 Years on Grub Street (Grub Street, 2006)
In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief (Sherman Asher Publishing, 2006)
Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts, 2005)
Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004)
Essential Love (PoetWorks Press, 2000)
Two Worlds Walking (New Rivers Press, 1994)
Word of Mouth (Crossing Press, 1990)
My Real Name Is Hanna (Mandel Vilar Press, 2018)
Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories (Press 53, 2010)
The Age of Rocks (Feral Press, 2009)
Tall Grasses: Two Fables (Feral Press, 2007)
Fragile Skins (Feral Press, 2006)
Caribbean Writer
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Pangolin Papers
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The Indian-American
Prizes won: 

The Ledge Magazine Fiction contest; a silver and bronze medal in ForeWord's Book of the Year awards; a silver Benjamin Franklin Award; two Skipping Stones Honor Book Awards in the Multicultural and International Book Category; a New England Book Festival award for anthology/collection; a Florida Book Award, gold medal in YA

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Last update: Jun 05, 2019